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Today's News

  • Official: 10 states get waiver, New Mexico denied

    By Ben Feller and Kimberly Hefling
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was expected to free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The Associated Press has learned.

  • LCC students honored at Legislature

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Shannon Krause and Gary Gamertsfelder were among a couple dozen New Mexico students honored at the Capitol on Wednesday as part of the New Mexico All-State Academic Team.

    Krause is a criminal justice major from Los Alamos, while Gamertsfelder is a vocational technical major from Albuquerque.

    As part of their award, both will receive free tuition to a four-year university in the state. Both Krause and Gamertsfelder have been nominated to the All-USA Team.

  • Mora County Notebook: Tapetes de Lana still a growing venture

    When a person walks in the door of Tapetes de Lana’s gallery something new meets the eye. The looms for weaving are still there and the beautiful finished products from those looms  line the walls as usual.

    But you are now greeted by Rebekah Albert asking you if you would like some coffee, tea, cocoa or cappuccino from the newly added Espresso bar. Tapetes also serves pastries that have been bought locally. When the commercial kitchen has electricity it will be baking its own pastries — which will mean the hiring of yet another local person.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 10, 2012

    Community Calendar
    Friday 10
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. Santa Fe Prep, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Sunday 12
    2:30 p.m — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday 13
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Monte Del Sol, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Tuesday 14
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commission meeting, Wagon Mound

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The attack of the bark beetle

    The winds are less, and they are more-or-less warm, so my faithful dog companions and I have decided it is time to venture out into the forest once again. I hope it is between snowstorms, and, yes, there are still big snowdrifts on the shady side of the hills, but the big snowpacks needed to keep our mountains healthy and wet this summer still need lots of snow.

  • Friends: Crash was avoidable

    Adam Armijo and his mom, Christina, were so close that one of their neighbors often worried about what would happen to Adam if his mother were to die.

    “Now it’s opposite,” said Charlotte Chavez, who lives on Dora Celeste just two doors down from the Armijos’ mobile home. “What’s going to happen to her now?”

    Chavez said Christina is having trouble accepting that her son his dead.

    Despite being told he was killed, Christina insists that he is coming for her, Chavez said.

  • Dodge mulls city charter options

    City Manager Timothy Dodge said he plans to make the decision by next week’s City Council meeting on whether to move forward with the lawsuit on whether the new charter is valid.

  • Faithful to workouts
  • Tickets on sale for Highlands Gala

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University will host a President’s Gala, “Dollars for Scholars,” April 21 as a scholarship fundraiser that will also celebrate President Jim Fries’ five-year anniversary with the university.

    The Gala will start at 6 p.m. in the university’s Wilson Complex.

    Highlights of the evening include a roast and toast of President Fries, a dinner and dance, a silent auction and a raffle.

  • House panel OKs state budget

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A more than $5 billion state budget proposal is back on track in the House and the spending blueprint leaves nearly $42 million available for possible tax cuts advocated by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and legislators.

    The budget was unanimously approved Monday by the House Appropriations and Finance Committee and sent to the 70-member House for debate and a vote, which likely will happen later this week.